The G20 and the WTO: The Way Forward

There are active debates on the significance of the G20 as a global economic forum and their continued role to reform global economic governance since inception. Their impact on the global economy has been evaluated through their outputs. Trade...

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Improving Women’s Participation in the AfCFTA

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) brings with it the promise of market access to the continent with an estimated GDP of US $ 1.2 trillion. The agreement was signed on the 21 March 2018 by 44 countries....

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What Next: The AfCFTA in Context

A triumph! Despite one of the biggest economies in Africa cancelling their trip to Kigali, the signing of the AfCFTA went ahead as planned. The absence of Nigeria did not deter other leaders from attending, particularly from other economic...

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A New Dawn on the Horizon? The CFTA in Context

Africa might become a whole lot smaller in 2018 – or certainly more connected – as African Union (AU) members gather in Kigali, Rwanda, to sign the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The mammoth free trade agreement seeks...

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